Karyn Schoenbart

President & COO of The NP Group

As President and Chief Operating Officer of The NPD Group, Karyn oversees NPD’s global Commercial Practices, Product, IT and Operations, leading the firm’s strategic expansion with the introduction of analytic solutions that complement its industry leading sales and market share data.  She has over 30 years of experience in the market research field, with expertise in identifying and developing new business opportunities and client partnerships.

Previously, Karyn was President of NPD’s Syndicated Tracking Services, where she launched the first POS tracking services in North America for Prestige Beauty, Fashion Footwear, and Housewares. Prior to that, Karyn ran NPD’s Custom Research Business.

Karyn currently serves on the advisory board of The Resolution Project, a nonprofit organization that develops socially-responsible young leaders.  She has also served on the boards of directors of Civic Science and CASRO, the Council of American Survey Research Organizations.   She regularly teaches classes in developing client relationships and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.  Karyn graduated from the University of Massachusetts, summa cum laude. She lives in Woodbury, NY with her husband and enjoys spending time with her adult children.